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Santa Maria

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Highway 166 leads from the lower California Central Valley to the Central Coast and is a favorite ride among weekend motorcycles. Dirt bikers can enjoy numerous OHV trails and fire roads in the Los Padres National Forest. Santa Maria California is an agricultural region, located inland from the ocean, along Hwy 101. Plenty camping & off roading nearby w/ beaches & Los Padres National Forest.
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Dick Smith Wilderness Map
Los Padres National Forest
Los Padres National Forest
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Los Padres National Forest Map: South
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elevation: 216' population: 90,333 zip code: 93454


farmlands, wineries, oak hills

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Santa Barbara County
S of San Luis Obispo
on Hwy 101 @ Hwy 166




  • camping
  • hiking
  • off-roading
  • bird watching
  • biking
  • mountain biking
  • wildflowers
  • wineries
  • motorcycle roads
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Rancho Guadalupe Dunes
  • Los Padres National Forest
  • Paul Nelson Aquatic Center
  • La Purisima Mission State Park
  • santa maria campgrounds

    Jalama Beach Campground
    Los Padres Campgrounds
    Pismo Beach Camping
    Oceano Dunes SVRA Camping
    Pacific Dunes Ranch RV Resort
    Santa Lucia Camping
    Central Coast Beach Camping

    tent camping

    Large agricultural city along Coastal Highway 101, with all the major grocery chains & plenty shopping centers. Decent restaurants, some hotels. The city is surrounded by large farms, rural coast, wineries and oak foothills.

    nearby towns:
    Arroyo Grande
    Los Olivos
    local links:

    Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce, Visitor & Convention Bureau
    614 South Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454

    Lassen's Natural Foods
    Central Coast Cycling
    Oso Flaco Lake
    La Purisima Audubon Society
    Los Padres Forest Watch
    Rosemary Farm
    Santa Maria Valley Railroad Trail
    Santa Maria Time Bank

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